Easter 2015 Around The World

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A girl portraying the role of an angel hangs from a platform during Easter Sunday celebrations in Manila April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

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Turists and residents gather in Duomo Square to watch the traditional “Scoppio del Carro” (Explosion of the Cart) ceremony in Florence, Italy, April 5, 2015. Every year on Easter Sunday in Florence a rocket shaped like a dove, the Colombina, darts forth from the Duomo, setting on fire the big cart on the square which is laden with firecrackers and fireworks. The folk tradition, believed to bring a good harvest, is said todate back to the First Crusade. (Photo by Maurizio Degli Innocenti/AP Photo/ANSA)

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Worshippers holding candles attend an Easter mass on the eve of Easter, at a Catholic church in Shenyang, Liaoning province, April 4, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Worshippers attend an Easter mass on the eve of Easter, at a Catholic church in Shenyang, Liaoning province, April 4, 2015. Picture taken April 4, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A Vatican Swiss guard stands in St. Peter’s square before Pope Francis leads the Easter mass at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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Italian military forces march as they arrive in St. Peter’s square before Pope Francis leads the Easter mass at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)

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A Vatican Swiss guard stands under rain in St. Peter’s square before Pope Francis leads the Easter mass at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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Pope Francis blesses the altar during the Easter mass in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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Faithful attend as Pope Francis leads the Easter mass in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)

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Pope Francis leaves after delivering the “Urbi et Orbi” message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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A faithful holds a rosary as Pope Francis leads the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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An Egyptian Orthodox Christian weaves palm fronds into the shape of a cross as he celebrates Palm Sunday during a service in the Samaan el-Kharaz Church in the Mokattam district of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 5, 2015. For Christians worldwide, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. Western Christian churches and most Orthodox Christian churches follow different calendars and observe Easter on different dates. (Photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP Photo)

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An Egyptian Coptic Christian man adjusts his palm decorated crosses as he sells them at the entrance of a church during Palm Sunday in Old Cairo, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

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An Egyptian Coptic Christian girl carries flowers while wearing a palm decoration during Palm Sunday inside a Church in Old Cairo, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

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An Egyptian Coptic Christian girl carries palm decoration during Palm Sunday inside a church in Old Cairo, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

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Egyptian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday at the Samaan el-Kharaz Church in the Mokattam district of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP Photo)

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Egyptian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday during a service in the Samaan el-Kharaz Church in the Mokattam district of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP Photo)

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Hundreds of devoted Catholics from Honduras carry statues of Saints as they participate in an Easter Sunday procession in Tegucigalpa April 5, 2015. Members of the church carry the figures through the streets representing Christ’s resurrection. (Photo by Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christian women pray at Deir El Sultan outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Orthodox Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)

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A figure representing Judas burns on top of a cross in Tielmes, Spain on Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5, 2015 marking the end of Holy week. Youths from the village who have recently turned 18 drag a tree trunk from a forest and erect it in the square with the help of older men before it’s burned. The burning, originally a pagan ritual, is a cleansing ceremony to rid bad things that have happened during the year. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)

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An Indian Christian girl tries to touch a statute of Jesus baby for blessings during Easter mass at a Church in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)

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Young Indian Christians receive holy communion from a priest during Easter mass at a Church in Gauhati, India, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)

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Iraqis women light candles after the Palm Sunday service at Lady Deliverance Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Christians across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago. (Photo by arim Kadim/AP Photo)

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A Christian worshipper holds a candle during the Catholic Easter procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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Members of the Catholic clergy and Christian worshippers hold candles during Easter procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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Members of the Catholic clergy hold candles during Easter procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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A Greek Orthodox nun attends Palm Sunday mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

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Christian worshippers light candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

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An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper carries a child as she enters the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

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A boy looks on as church members light candles during an Easter Sunday service at the Catholic church in Garissa April 5, 2015. (Photo by Noor Khamis/Reuters)

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A statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta, Malta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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A statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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Children throw confetti from a balcony over a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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Two men and a dog wait in a balcony for a statue of the Risen Christ to be carried past their house during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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People watch an Easter Sunday procession from their balcony window in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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People in a balcony throw confetti over a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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A Pakistani Christian woman lights a candle in front of a religious statue during Easter celebrations at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Lahore April 5, 2015. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)

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Pakistani Christians chant prayers during Easter service in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Christians across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. (Photo by Fareed Khan/AP Photo)

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A moment of the traditional ceremony of the “Madonna who runs away” (La Madonna che scappa) in Sulmona, Central Italy, Sunday, April 5, 2015. The reenactment is held every year on Easter morning, when the statue of the Virgin Mary, wearing a black robe, is carried on shoulder by a number of young men and when the procession meets the statue of the resurrected Christ, they start running and the black veil and white scarf fall down, leaving the staue in a green mantle. (Photo by Claudio Lattanzio/AP Photo/ANSA)

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Participants dressed as angels march in the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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An Orthodox Christian woman crosses herself after the Palm Sunday mass in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 5, 2015. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)

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Parishioners jump over bonfires as they wait for the start of a procession during the Holy Week celebrations in Ayacucho, Peru, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Ayacucho has large religious celebrations during the Holy Week. These celebrations also include processions, fireworks, horse races and the a running of the bulls. (Photo by Sebastian Castañeda/AP Photo)

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Worshippers attend Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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A Palestinian boy holds a candle as he attends Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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A girl attends Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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A family checks their donkey before the procession of the “Virgem da Atalaia” during Holy Week at Alcochete, near Lisbon April 5, 2015. Women ride donkeys during the “Virgem da Atalaia” procession, that has been held annually for about 400 years. In the past, only single women rode the donkeys to ask for help from the Virgin to find a husband. (Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)

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A donkey is seen before the start of the procession of the “Virgem da Atalaia” during Holy Week at Alcochete, near Lisbon April 5, 2015. (Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)

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A man and his daughter wait to take part in the procession of the “Virgem da Atalaia” during Holy Week at Alcochete, near Lisbon April 5, 2015. (Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)

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Eight-year-old Alba Oroz, secured by a harness, is transported in the air, above the crowd as she unveils the face of a statue of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony “Descent of the Angel”, during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

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Eight-year-old Alba Oroz, wearing an angel costume takes part during the Easter Sunday ceremony “Descent of the Angel”, during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

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Eight-year-old Alba Oroz, wearing an angel costume takes part during the Easter Sunday ceremony “Descent of the Angel”, during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

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Youths, with the help of older men from the village help erect a cross in Tielmes, Spain on Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5, 2015 marking the end of Holy week. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)

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Eight-year-old Alba Oroz, wearing an angel costume takes part during the Easter Sunday ceremony “Descent of the Angel”, during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

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A figure representing the Virgin Mary is carried past a still burring cross in Tielmes, Spain on Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5, 2015 marking the end of Holy week. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)

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Carmen, a Chihuahua, is carried in the arms of her owner, Melissa Mejias on Sunday, April 5, 2015, during the annual Easter Parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue. This year’s Easter Parade bore little resemblance to the first one, which started in the 1880s as a strolling display of what prosperous New Yorkers wore to a handful of Fifth Avenue churches. In recent decades, the street gathering has morphed into a sort of costume circus – including pet dogs. (Photo by Verena Dobnik/AP Photo)

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Victoria Lee poses as she takes part in the Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Photo by Tina Fineberg/AP Photo)

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A woman dressed in costume attends the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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People take part in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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Bunny ears for sale are displayed at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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People take part in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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People take part in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York City April 5, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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Rylee Choat, left, of Altoona, Iowa, waves to the Easter Bunny as Abby McCullough, right, hands out stickers to arriving children, Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Easter service at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Michael Zamora/AP Photo/The Des Moines Register)

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Esonni Hall, of Neptune, N.J., wears a homemade Easter bonnet as she walks with her brother Georandy Johnson before judging of decorated Easter outfits during Asbury Park’s 80th annual Easter Parade on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo by Mel Evans/AP Photo)

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A woman wears an Easter bonnet decorated with stuffed bunnies as she stands on the boardwalk before Asbury Park’s 80th annual Easter Parade on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo by Mel Evans/AP Photo)